The 10-item Pregnancy Outcome Expectancy measure assesses women's self-reported judgments of the likely consequences of pregnancy. This scale has been validated in the U.S. among HIV-positive women.
If I had a baby,
1. I would leave a bit of myself behind in this world.
2. I would be really happy.
3. I would have less time to take care of my health.
4. The baby would not be HIV sero-positive.
5. I would feel like I made a really big mistake.
6. It would bring me and my partner closer together.
7. It would make me less lonely.
8. My parents would have to take care of it.
9. My parents would not be supportive.
10. I would have to give it up for foster care.
5-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 5
Murphy, D. A., Mann, T., O'Keefe, Z., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (1998). Number of pregnancies, outcome expectancies, and social norms among HIV-infected young women. Health Psychology, 17(5), 470-475. https://doi.org/10.1037//0278-6220.127.116.110
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